South County / Panoche

Jim Gillio with daughter Alison and wife Tricia. (Photo courtesy Jim Gillio)

Hollister Councilman Gillio announces candidacy for Supervisor Dist. 4

If elected, Gillio would represent District 4, which covers a vast area from Cielo Vista in Hollister all the way to the outlying communities of New Idria and Bitterwater.

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South County Cal-SOAP College Fairs to be hosted by San Benito and Gilroy high schools

13th annual fairs will be held Oct. 26 at SBHS in Hollister -- students of all ages are invited, along with their parents

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Soccer at Veteran's Memorial Park. Photo by Jim Ostdick

Walking San Benito: Hollister Parks Loop I

This is the eleventh in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Youth Alliance honors community change makers

The annual Change Makers Gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, live auction, and music as Belen Andrade, Tom Breen and Patricia Mondragon are honored

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San Benito High School

Brief "Shelter in Place" at San Benito High School

According to Hollister Police Department, San Benito High School students were kept in locked classrooms for just over 15 minutes.

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LETTUCE CELEBRATE! San Benito County Fair September 28th - October 1st at the Bolado Park Event Center

Lettuce Celebrate! San Benito County Fair is in bloom

Entries close Friday, Sept. 8; Chamber Mixer & Pick Up Party Sept. 13; Kick Off Dinner Sept. 23; Horse Show events Sept. 22-24; Fair runs Sept. 28-Oct. 1

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Walking San Benito: Mudstone Ranch

This is the 10th in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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County moves toward cease and desist order for solar project

Even after Con Edison paid $100,000 to the county and promised more to come, supervisors remained unconvinced and decided to move toward halting the Panoche Valley Solar project

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Pinnacles National Park proposes entrance fee increase

Individual passes are slated to rise $2; vehicle passes would jump by $10

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Pinnacles National Park seeking interpretation and education interns

Interns for “Visitor Experience Specialist” positions need to apply by Aug. 7

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OPINION: It’s time for our community to become one

County supervisor says residents, elected officials and business owners need to collaborate and communicate for the betterment of the community

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Environmentalists win, county loses revenues in solar project settlement

After years of legal maneuvers by environmental groups, the Panoche Valley Solar Project is reduced to one-third of original design as ConEdison plans to move much of the project to Southern California

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ConEdison calls county's solar project reaction 'vitriolic, 'unfair'

After Board of Supervisors threatens to stop solar project and file a lawsuit, developer acknowledges tax allocation "difficulties," but says project will continue

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Supes demand cancellation of solar project, threaten litigation against ConEdison

After hearing the Panoche Valley Solar Project will not pay sales tax to the county, supervisors demand project be canceled and litigation initiated against ConEdison.

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Bill to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area passes Congress

The legislation to open the 63,000-acre area and designate a wilderness area was unanimously approved and now heads to Senate

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Gathering to celebrate the life of local author and activist, Kate Woods

Locals will gather on the 400 Block at sunset on Friday, May 26 to celebrate the journalist who died in a car crash in rural San Benito County

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Brett Pura speaks before a large audience while her sister, Emery waits for her turn. (Parents Stan in white and Jamii in red)

Sweet sendoff for Sandy Rose

County residents gathered at Bolado Park to say their goodbyes to insurance business owner and community supporter Sandy Rose

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MBEP Co-Chairman Bud Colligan joins the breakout session on Agtech led by John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners

Regional Economic Summit recap: Spotlight on jobs, housing is key

Annual economic summit hosted by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership highlights improving economy, challenges to job creation: housing, workforce development, collaboration

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Sandy Rose

Memorial for Sandy Rose

Friends and family are invited to honor her memory on Friday, May 19

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Construction on Panoche Solar Farm continues

The project in southern San Benito County moves ahead despite environmentalists' attempts to stop the project and the governor's efforts to slash its size

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